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  Item Number 5)1)       
Meeting Date: 09/13/2021  
ITEM TITLE:    Approval of 2022 Utilties Expenses
Department: Administration  
REQUESTED BY:

PURPOSE:
ITEM SUMMARY:
Approval of the following 2022 Water/Sewer expenses: $180,000 Sewer Computer Software Upgrade ($90,000 from American Rescue Plan and $90,000 Funded out of Water/Sewer) $40,000 Facility Study, and an additional $45,000 contribution from Water/Sewer to the  General Fund for Administration Costs (was previously $55,000).

Sewer Computer Software Replacement: Our current computer software is no longer serviceable and they are no longer replacing the parts. If this is not replaced and the software breaks, this would put our sewer system at serious risk of not functioning. 50% of this cost will be grant funded (pending Council approval).
2. $40,000 in Facility Study: This study of our current wastewater needs is required to access future State funding that will be available. The study cost could be reimbursed to the fund if we receive funding. This year there will be additional funds available than in most years.
3. Additional $45,000 contribution to General Fund: In an effort to keep property taxes as low as possible, Council is requesting an additional contribution from the Water/Sewer to the General Fund. The funds will continue to support City staff. Plainview's utility contributes the same amount as is being proposed. When Council set the preliminary levy, it included this additional support from the Utility Commission.
ACTION REQUIRED:
Motion to approve the following 2022 Water/Sewer expenses: $180,000 Sewer Computer Software Upgrade ($90,000 from American Rescue Plan and $90,000 Funded out of Water/Sewer) $40,000 Facility Study, and an additional $45,000 contribution from Water/Sewer to the  General Fund for Administration Costs (was previously $55,000).
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